Neurological Assessment is a quick reference tool for identifying those all important links to pathology and physiology - crucial for efficient clinical reasoning and ultimately better patient care. Tabulated and coded neuroanatomy and assessment sections ensure clear navigable links from the problem definition (pathology) to relevant assessment information.
For each clinical assessment tool there is a description of what the procedure is assessing, why it needs to be assessed and finally a step by step guide to how the assessment is carried out. All sections give detailed reasoning on any possible findings from the assessment technique and an example of how to record the procedure, encouraging the clinician to reflect on the technique carried out and to consider the overall impression from the patient, so facilitating the process of clinical reasoning.
Part of the Physiotherapist's Toolbox Series - unlock your key skills! Perfect for use on placement and in the clinic.
Section 1 Pathology (key facts)
Chapter 1 Cerebro vascular accident (CVA) Chapter 2 Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Chapter 3 Parkinsons Disease (PD) Chapter 4 Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Chapter 5 Guillian Barre Syndrome (GBS)
Section 2 Functional neuroanatomy
Chapter 6 Introduction to excitable tissue Chapter 7 The Cerebral Cortex Chapter 8 Meninges, ventricles and blood circulation Chapter 9 Thalamus and Limbic system Chapter 10 Brain Stem, Cranial Nerves, Visual System, Vestibular System, Reticular System Chapter 11 Basal Ganglia (BG) Chapter 12 Cerebellum Chapter 13 The Spinal Cord and Spinal Reflexes Chapter 14 The Descending Tracts Chapter 15 The Ascending Tracts
Section 3 Clinical Assessment
Chapter 16 Subjective assessment Chapter 17 Objective assessment (General Observation) Chapter 18 Objective assessment (Functional assessment) Chapter 19 Gait Chapter 20 Postural Alignment Chapter 21 Muscle Tone Chapter 22 Reflexes Chapter 23 Sensation Chapter 24 Dermatomes Chapter 25 Trunk Stability Chapter 26 Co-ordination Chapter 27 Vision Chapter 28 Range of Movement (ROM) Chapter 29 Pain Chapter 30 Strength Chapter 31 Myotomes Chapter 32 Balance Chapter 33 Cognition and perception Chapter 34 Falls